Kingsdale Shareholder Services Announces New Communications Division

    Award-Winning Communications Veteran Janet Craig To Head Up New Division

    TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc.
("Kingsdale"), Canada's leading proxy solicitation firm announced today an
expansion of its product offering to include Strategic Communications Counsel,
with the formation of a new division, Kingsdale Communications Inc.
("Kingsdale Communications").
    Kingsdale Communications is a full-service communications firm that
provides clients with investor relations, media and communications services.
Led by one of Canada's top communications professionals, Kingsdale
Communications will be an integral part of Kingsdale providing full-service
solutions for its clients.
    Janet Craig, who will serve as Managing Director at Kingsdale
Communications, brings 15 years of investor relations and communications
experience to the firm. Having most recently worked as Vice President,
Investor Relations for Nortel Networks; Ms. Craig has a deep background in
issues management. Prior to Nortel, Ms. Craig served as Vice President,
Investor Relations & Corporate Communications at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals,
and Director, Investor Relations at ATI Technologies. Ms. Craig has been
recognized repeatedly for excellence in investor relations and communications,
including being ranked as the top IR professional for large cap Canadian
companies five years in a row (2003 - 2008) by a survey of the investment
community conducted by IR Magazine.
    "By creating the only end-to-end shareholder solutions company in the
Canadian marketplace, we can provide clients solutions that are efficient,
cost-effective and deliver the best overall service and results in the proxy
solicitation arena," said Mr. Wes Hall, President and CEO of Kingsdale.
"Beyond proxy solicitation services, we believe that Kingsdale's unparalleled
market intelligence, depth of industry experience, and strong management team
will allow our communications division to serve our clients beyond issues
management, and provide ongoing capital markets communication counsel."
    "I am very excited to be joining the Kingsdale team," said Ms. Craig.
"After having spent many years serving a broad range of companies from micro-
to mega-cap with a variety of communications challenges, I look forward to the
opportunity to counsel a wide range of clients on how to provide best-in-class
communications to all stakeholders."

    About Kingsdale Shareholder Services

    Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. provides strategic shareholder
communication and consulting services. Through its seamless, multi-dimensional
mechanism for communicating with shareholders and seeking out timely, detailed
and transaction-critical information from third parties, clients are empowered
to make well-informed key decisions. Operating in the context of takeover bids
(hostile and friendly), proxy fights, special and routine shareholder
meetings, Kingsdale offers an array of specialized programs and services
including proxy solicitation, information agent, depositary, corporate
governance advisory services, and other shareholder-related services.
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For further information:

For further information: Janet Craig, Kingsdale Communications Inc.,
Tel: (416) 669-6792, E-mail:

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